I am 49 and have loose facial as well as neck skin. I cannot right now afford to get both my face and neck corrected though. If I get only a facelift, will it leave my neck looking awkward?
This is a question that many patients ask me on a daily basis. They want a face and necklift, but cannot afford the complete procedure at the current time. In most cases, I recommend that they have a necklift. The necklift corrects the sagging neck skin and muscle. I recommend the necklift instead of the facelift because the neck cannot be improved with non-invasive treatments, such as the injectables like Botox and fillers. The necklift procedure can be done in the office under local anesthesia and takes about one and a half hours. The patient goes home the same day. Once the patient heals from the necklift, he or she can use injectable treatments to help improve the face. Most of the patients that have been in this situation and have gone through this route are very happy with their decision and result.
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